Women in academia during the COVID-19 pandemic

2. October 2020

Last month, the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) organized a virtual conference on “The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on women in science: Challenges and solutions” to discuss the impacts of the ongoing pandemic on women in academia. The event was co-organized by HITS researcher Ariane Nunes-Alves, Capes-Humboldt Fellow, and member of the Molecular and Cellular Modeling (MCM) group.

In the latest article “W like women in academia or why we all should care about equality” on the HITS blog “Via Data” on SciLogs, Ariane gives some valuable insights into new and old problems for female scientists and possible remedies to ensure diversity in science. You can read the blog post here.

About HITS

The Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) was established in 2010 by the physicist and SAP co-founder Klaus Tschira (1940-2015) and the Klaus Tschira Foundation as a private, non-profit research institute. HITS conducts basic research in the natural sciences, mathematics and computer science, with a focus on the processing, structuring, and analyzing of large amounts of complex data and the development of computational methods and software. The research fields range from molecular biology to astrophysics. The shareholders of HITS are the HITS-Stiftung, which is a subsidiary of the Klaus Tschira Foundation, Heidelberg University and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). HITS also cooperates with other universities and research institutes and with industrial partners. The base funding of HITS is provided by the HITS Stiftung with funds received from the Klaus Tschira Foundation. The primary external funding agencies are the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the German Research Foundation (DFG), and the European Union.

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